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8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
+44 1473 218989
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took my wife here today for her birthday lunch, we have been to Aqua Eight on several occasions now but never for lunch. As always we were not disappointed, great food, great service and my wife is a happy bunny! Highly recommend to everyone.

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Thank Alex W
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not usually dining in Aqua when it has been as quiet but storm Doris was kicking up and anyone sensible would have stayed indoors. Need something to eat after train delays etc etc. Fabulous food, great staff and very relaxing. Soft Shell Crab still the best

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Thank Gary C
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Aqua8 with my wife and some good friends on Saturday night, wasn't sure what to expect but wow what a fantastic meal. My wife and I decided to go for the set fish based menu with our friends going for the set meat menu. Each came with a selection of starters followed by a good variety of main dishes,... More 

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Thank jas13d
United Kingdom
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148 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Aqua Eight on valentines evening. It was very busy as you would expect. It took nearly an hour for our starters to arrive and 20 mins before we they took our drinks order ( after I managed to get a waiters attention). The food when it did arrive was very good, and the manager acknowledge the delay... More 

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Thank 238855
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were expecting something special but the slightly better than average food was let down by poor service. We had booked for Valentines - £45 per head set menu and at that price expected good service. We were not given an opportunity to order drinks and eventually a waitress arrived to place cutlery as the first course was coming and... More 

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Thank Jansmadhouse
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable evening here with excellent food, great service and nice ambience. Book well in advance as difficult to get in, but definitely worth the wait.

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Thank adesmith2016
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear adesmith2016 Thank you for the five star review. It's much appreciated and a pleasure to read that you enjoyed the food, service and ambience. More 

Essex
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit and the food and presentation was exemplary. Lots to tempt your senses and a wine list to match. We could not fault the evening and the staff were up to the mark throughout. I remember the father of the two owners well, and ate at their restaurant in Colchester and London many many times in the 70's.... More 

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Thank wayzy
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear wayzy It's very kind of you to give us such positive feedback about the food, wine and presentation. Thank you. It's great that you knew our father's restaurant too (he retired back to Hong Kong some time ago but is still actively involved in encouraging us to keep moving forwards with the development of Pan Asian cuisine. He taught... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb evening, great food- will definitely return, always great to return to the place I started working as a Chartered Surveyor.

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Thank Ewan D
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Ewan D A welcome return to Ipswich, and very nice of you to take the time to write this review. Thank you. More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this restaurant. Great atmosphere. Great food. Attentive staff. Balloons were laid out for my birthday and I was even given a trio dessert for free! Will definitely be going back

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Thank Oceanbreeze2271976
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Oceanbreeze2271976 Very pleased that you enjoyed a happy birthday celebration at Aqua Eight. It was our pleasure to host your meal. More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went last night 28 Jan with friends. This is my just my favourite restaurant, food is divine with excellent quality, service Impeccable, the ambiance is exciting. You will always be very welcomed when you arrive, then moving onto a large choice of cocktail or pre dinner drinks at the bar, followed by the restaurant upstairs. I just love the feel... More 

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Thank Z9321DBpetras
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Z9321DBpetras Wow, what a great review to read! Thank you, it's so good to know that we're your favourite restaurant and you are so appreciative of our food, service and ambience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$32 - $50
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 218989

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?